9. Alaska: 7-Day Brown Bear and Denali National Park Adventure
Day 1: Anchorage to Wildlife and Alyeska Resort
Start off with your guide picking you up in Anchorage and begin your adventure. Head to the first stop at the Caribou and Musk Ox Farms in Palmer to get up close and personal with Alaskan animals. Feed and pet caribou and get up close to a moose.
Then, go to the beautiful Alyeska Resort to take a tram ride to the top of the ski lift for beautiful scenic views.
Day 2: Flightseeing and Bear Viewing
Spend a day flying through over the Alaskan landscape and watching brown bears. The pilot will stop at areas where brown bears have been sighted, providing guests with up-close picture taking opportunities.
In June, guests will see brown bears in their breeding areas while July guests will be able to see the world-renowned brown bears fishing at Brooks Falls. Spot bears fishing for salmon, digging for clams, playing with each other, nursing, or simply enjoying a nap in the sun.
Day 3: Free Day in Girdwood
Customize this day however you like. Book activities of your own choosing before your trip or you can request the assistance of your local guide at an extra cost.
Day 4: Girdwood to Denali National Park and Preserve
Make your way Denali and stop for scenic views and picture-taking opportunities along the way. Your guide will tell you about Alaskan history as you drive through the countryside.
Upon arrival at Denali, you will have the opportunity to explore the town and find a place to have dinner. Get suggestions for local restaurants from your guide before you get there.
Day 5: Free Day in Denali National Park and Preserve
Spend this day exploring at your own pace. Be prepared and book activities in advance or request assistance from your guide for an extra fee.
Day 6: Guided Wildlife Tour through Denali National Park and Preserve
Your guide will help you and your small tour group find the many wild animals who call Denali home. Be on the lookout for grizzly bears, caribou, Dall's sheep, golden eagle, and moose. You may also get to see the tallest peak in North America, Denali.
Day 7: Sled Dogs and Return to Anchorage
See the sled dogs at work in Denali National Park. Learn how they are used in the winter to pull heavy loads of supplies to national park staff for research projects.
Upon the return to Anchorage, enjoy a stop in Talkeetna for lunch and an optional train ride to Anchorage. Should you choose not to take the train back to Anchorage, you can still continue on in the van with your guide.